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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 21, 2003
Feb. 21, 2003

1. COUNCIL RECOMMENDS BPA-REQUESTED FUNDING REDUCTIONS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week is to offer its recommendations -- with caveats -- for balancing a fiscal year 2003 budget that the Bonneville Power Administration estimated in December would spend $40 million more than the federal agency can afford. Read More...  

2. CORPS: WATER LEVELS MAY MEAN NO SPILL; FULL TRANSPORT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
An early draft of the spring and summer update for the Technical Management Team's 2003 Water Management Plan is predicting water conditions that could preclude spill and order maximum transportation for smolts at lower Snake River dams this spring. Read More...  

3. COUNCIL HEARS NEW REPORT ON FLOW AUGMENTATION BENEFITS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A report released last week says that Columbia/Snake river managers would be wise to test river management techniques other than flow augmentation as a means to improve in-river survival of, particularly, Snake River fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

4. HIGH ENCOUNTER RATE WITH WILD FISH SHUTS DOWN FISHERY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The spring chinook salmon returning to the Willamette and Columbia River systems turned conventional wisdom upside down this week and in the process put a damper on a much anticipated gill-net season in the lower Columbia. Read More...  

5. WATER FOR EMERGING CHUM BALANCED WITH REFILL NEEDS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
While low numbers of fry have been seen in the Ives and Pierce islands area directly downstream from Bonneville Dam, emergence of the lower Columbia River chum, listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, is in full swing further downstream. Read More...  

5. WATER FOR EMERGING CHUM BALANCED WITH REFILL NEEDS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
While low numbers of fry have been seen in the Ives and Pierce islands area directly downstream from Bonneville Dam, emergence of the lower Columbia River chum, listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, is in full swing further downstream. Read More...  

6. UW PROF DEBUNKS TURBINE EFFICIENCY/FISH SURVIVAL ASSUMPTION
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A longstanding assumption that the more efficient a hydroelectric turbine is run, the higher the survival for juvenile salmon that pass through the churning action of the turbine was challenged this week by Dr. John Skalski of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Read More...  

 

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